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Domestic Violence: Death

Volume 468: debated on Thursday 29 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many women in each police force area were killed by a current or former male partner in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available. (167289)

Latest available information on homicides recorded by police in England and Wales is published in ‘Homicides, Firearm Offences and Intimate Violence 2005-06’ (Home Office Statistical Bulletin 02/07), table 1.05 of which provides data on relationship of victims to principal suspects. The requested breakdown has been extracted from the Homicide Index and is shown in the table. Data for 2006-07 are expected to be published in late January 2008.

Homicides currently1 recorded where female victim is partner or ex-partner of male principal suspect by police force area: England and Wales, 1996 to 2005-062, 3

Recorded crime

Police force area

1996

1997

1997-98

1998-99

1999-2000

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

North East region

Cleveland

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

2

1

Durham

1

1

1

1

1

1

3

2

4

Northumbria

3

3

1

2

4

1

3

North West region

Cheshire

2

2

1

2

1

2

1

Cumbria

3

3

2

4

Greater Manchester

6

4

4

8

6

8

6

6

5

5

3

Lancashire

3

3

5

3

2

7

4

3

7

4

1

Merseyside

4

5

4

3

5

6

4

2

4

3

Yorkshire and the Humber region

Humberside

2

3

2

3

1

3

3

4

3

1

North Yorkshire

1

1

2

2

South Yorkshire

1

2

2

2

4

5

4

1

2

2

West Yorkshire

4

5

4

5

2

5

2

3

4

7

1

East Midlands region

Derbyshire

1

1

1

2

1

3

Leicestershire

2

1

2

1

1

3

2

4

2

2

Lincolnshire

1

1

1

2

4

1

1

1

3

Northamptonshire

1

2

2

2

1

1

3

Nottinghamshire

3

1

1

1

2

2

2

1

1

1

West Midlands region

Staffordshire

3

4

4

2

2

1

4

4

Warwickshire

1

1

1

2

1

West Mercia

4

1

2

2

1

2

1

1

3

2

1

West Midlands

9

4

5

2

9

3

4

5

5

5

7

East of England region

Bedfordshire

1

1

2

1

4

1

2

2

Cambridgeshire

2

1

2

1

1

1

1

3

1

Essex

4

1

1

1

3

1

4

4

1

3

Hertfordshire

1

1

1

3

2

1

2

Norfolk

2

1

2

1

1

3

4

1

Suffolk

1

2

1

2

1

1

2

2

London region

City of London

Metropolitan Police

8

12

16

12

16

20

18

13

19

15

13

South East region

Hampshire

6

2

2

1

4

3

4

6

4

3

1

Kent

3

4

3

3

4

3

7

1

1

4

2

Surrey

1

3

1

4

2

1

1

Sussex

2

4

3

3

3

5

5

5

2

1

3

Thames Valley

4

7

6

1

7

2

6

3

7

3

4

South West region

Avon and Somerset

3

3

3

2

3

2

1

Devon and Cornwall

2

6

5

3

4

5

2

1

2

5

2

Dorset

1

1

2

2

1

Gloucestershire

1

2

2

2

3

2

2

Wiltshire

1

2

1

1

1

2

2

Wales

Dyfed Powys

1

1

2

2

1

Gwent

1

2

2

1

1

1

1

2

1

North Wales

5

3

2

1

1

2

2

South Wales

3

3

4

5

3

3

3

3

3

2

1

British Transport Police

England and Wales

94

98

99

76

88

100

117

105

94

105

83

1 As at 9 October 2006; figures are revised as cases are dealt with by the police and by the courts, or as further information becomes available.

2 Offences are shown according to the year in which the police initially recorded the offence as homicide. This is not necessarily the year in which the incident took place or the year in which any court decision was made.

3 Data for 2006-07 are not yet available.